Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock CanyonI had never been to Red Rock Canyon before and thought early spring would be much more comfortable than the blazing hot parts of the year.  Well it snowed on me!  And I’m glad it did.

Storm over Red Rock Canyon B&W

Storm over Red Rock Canyon B&W

Storm over Red Rock Canyon

Storm over Red Rock Canyon

These images were taken within the park boundaries of the 13 mile scenic loop (fee area).  This area had more of the desirable scenery seen from the road, but technically Red Rock Canyon is a broader area that also encompasses all of Blue Diamond Road (Highway 159) and the areas of Calico Basin, Spring Mountain Ranch, and the community of Blue Diamond.   There are a lot of hiking trails and I imagine there is some beautiful scenery out in the canyons and ridges beyond the road.  All of this is an easy 15-20 mile drive outside of Las Vegas and a nice way to escape the neon glitter of the city.

Snow Flurries

Snow Flurries

I was really pleased with some of the images taken today.  It really pays to go out in inclement weather and capture the drama in nature.

Full gallery of photos here: Red Rock Canyon Gallery

I enjoyed the visit and scenery of Red Rock Canyon, but if you did not have time to visit both Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire, I would first choose Valley of Fire as a “must see” place.  More on that shortly in another post.

About Ron Ludekens

God created a marvelous world full of wonderful sights and people. He is the Creator and it is His Palette of beauty that Ron Ludekens tries to capture as photographic images. Images of nature or images of people and their lives - both reflect the handiwork of the Creator. Ron is a photographer living in Visalia, California - part of the great Central Valley. He is immediately surrounded by agriculture and all the hard working people that feed our world. A short distance away are the grand Sierra Nevada mountains, impressive National Parks and, wider still, the vast diversity that California has to offer. Ron is one of the family owners of the L.E. Cooke Co Wholesale Nursery - a leader in the horticulture industry of North America. Even on the job, his camera is always near by. His photos for the nursery trade have been published in print and around the websites of nurseries across America. Ron is also a leader in his church and its missions. Ron's photography has been a resource the church uses in its communications and message. Plus photos of all the fun things we do are shared among members and friends. Ron also loves capturing precious moments in lives of people. Weddings, senior portraits, graduations, family gatherings, maternity and special events. Ron will not shoot more than four weddings a year to provide the attention to detail and followup that is required for such an important milestone event in the lives of the couple. Ron can be reached at 559-732-7165 or cell 559-967-5370.
This entry was posted in HDR - High Dynamic Range, Landscapes, Nature - Displaying the Handiwork of God, Nevada, Travel Locations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Red Rock Canyon

  1. Pingback: 2011 Tulare County Fair – Photo Competition – Best In Show | CreatorsPalette Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s